Hello, writers & artists of the Northern Great Plains (wherever you may be living).
This is just a note to let you know that submissions for the 2020 issue of Oakwood will be accepted from November 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Please see our submissions page for more detail.
The launch of this year’s Oakwood has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 24th at 7PM in the Briggs Library Archives (second floor of Briggs).
We hope to see you all there!
Unfortunately, due to extreme weather conditions the Great Plains Writers Conference has been canceled. As a result of this, the launch of the 2019 Oakwood has been canceled for this weekend as well.
We’re currently working on rescheduling the Oakwood launch but as of right now we’re not sure about the details.
Thanks so much for your continued support. More details will be released as they come.
Stay warm and stay safe out there!
Unfortunately, due to extreme weather conditions in and around Brookings, the Great Plains Writers Conference schedule has been slightly altered. Here is a link to the amended schedule on the Great Plains Writers Conference website.
We still hope to see you all there on April 13th and 14th!
Great Plains Writers Conference kicks off in exactly two weeks!
Friday, April 12th begins the conference with a kickoff keynote by Steven Wingate, as well as a book signing for his latest publication. Saturday, April 13th features several events such as a prose sharing workshop, a variety of speakers, and the launch of the 2019 edition of Oakwood! Sunday, April 14th closes the conference with poem sharing workshop and several more speakers.
We hope to see you all weekend at the Great Plains Writers Conference (and at our launch party too, of course).
Join us April 13th at the Great Plains Writers Conference for the launch of the 2019 issue of Oakwood! The launch begins at 4PM in the Hobo Day Gallery room on the first floor of the Student Union. We hope to see you all there!
Yesterday was the last day for submissions. Thank you to everyone who sent in their work! We will now be dedicating most of our time to reading all the submissions we’ve received. Acceptance and rejection emails should be going out around mid-March as it will take us some time to read everything we’ve received and cast our final votes.
We look forward to reading all your submissions!